On Ramp is the first single to be released from Ernest Quarles’ sophomore project “The Phoenix”.  It is the perfect driving song, making you wish that you were in a convertible sports car cruising on a summer day with an ocean view.  The lead guitar melody is refreshingly spacious and ethereal, leaving room for the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums to drive the song forward.  The guitar solo comes in early over a subdued groove, starting out mellow and then gaining energy as it accelerates, culminating into a handoff to the saxophone that feels like a cannon blast driving the song to the last chorus and verse.  On Ramp is the first, and one of the strongest tracks on the album and we think that it is a great introduction to the other great tracks that follow.